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Rising from the ashes, a Buffalo suburb ends its dependence on coal

07.11.17 | In the News

This Grist article highlights the work that an alliance of community organizations in Tonawanda, NY to prepare for their local coal plant to close. Delta assisted the town with developing their blueprint for a strong economic future without the local plant.


Compost Facility Gets OK from Cook County

05.11.17 | In the News

This Daily Herald article quotes Delta’s support for a recently approved 25-acre composting facility in Cook County. Read and watch Eve Pytel’s full testimony here.


Diverting Food Waste from Landfills to Compost in Lansing

05.01.17 | In the News

The Greater Lansing Business Monthly recently published an article highlighting Scraps to Soil, Delta’s partnership with the city of Lansing and Hammond Farms to enlist food service businesses to compost their waste rather than dispose of it. The article highlights a list of some currently participating businesses, such as Biggby Coffee and Sparrow Hospital, and also includes a quote from Lansing mayor Virg…More


Gary Spotlight group sets plans for downtown

04.24.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article shares highlights from the Downtown Gary-Emerson Neighborhood Spotlight Quality of Life Report Celebration. Delta Institute and our partner, Alliance for the Great Lakes, were in attendance.


Rain gardens, bioswales planned for Hobart sites

04.20.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article quotes Delta’s Ben Shorofsky on a recent decision of the Hobart Board of Public Works and Safety to approve four green infrastructure sites in Hobart, Indiana. Delta is working in collaboration with Alliance for the Great Lakes on the project.


“Urban Nature” Series highlights poplar tree farm in Gary, IN

03.20.17 | Announcements, In the News

WTTW’s “Urban Nature,” a 16-part nature series brings viewers to unexpected places in three big cities: Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Delta’s hybrid poplar tree farm in Gary, Indiana is featured in the”The Intricate Ecology…of Vacant Lots,” episode. Delta is working in partnership with Fresh Coast Capital and the City of Gary to use these fast-growing plants as an…More